This popular Game Of Thrones theory has just been shut down

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Wait, what?!

WARNING: This post is dark and full of spoilers from season five and six

ICYMI, a major theory about Game of Thrones has been making the rounds on the internet, speculating that the show’s key villain, The Night King (a.k.a the leader of the White Walkers, a.k.a javelin pro) is actually Bran Stark. 

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Well, today that theory has been shut down by the actor who plays Bran, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, so R.I.P to that idea. 

The actor spoke with Vulture magazine about the theory and straight out confirmed that they are not the same person:

“I think it’s less that they’re the same person and more that they’re two of the ancient beings of Westeros,” he said.

“The Three-Eyed Raven has been around for God knows how long, and White Walkers have been reported since the beginning of time.

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“As we’ve seen, they were created by the Children of the Forest, so we can’t get much more ancient than that. Perhaps we can think of it as these are two characters with a huge amount of power, but one is a Frankenstein’s monster, who is driven by nothing but hatred and violence. Then there’s Bran, who uses his powers for good.” 

Some fans are questioning Hempstead-Wright’s honesty here, wondering if he is trying to cover a secret - much like Kit Harington did after Jon Snow died in season five - but for now, this is the only information we have to work with. So, do with it what you will. 

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Written By Stephanie Nuzzo